The project “Democratic Culture – A Community Project” takes place between August 1, 2021 and March 31, 2023 and aims to develop local civic groups to support schools in the counties Alba, Arges, Botosani, Buzau, Gorj, Hunedoara, Maramures and Valcea in the process of developing students’ competences for democratic culture.
Groups of teachers and volunteer citizens will be prepared to implement the innovative civic education methodology “Project Citizen”. These groups will be active for a period of 2 school years within the project, and for an indefinite period after its completion, taking into account the fact that “Project Citizen” is recommended by the Ministry of Education in the curriculum of Education for Democratic Citizenship.
The activities of the students supported by the local civic groups, carried out for periods of 3-4 months, will be materialized in a series of public policy proposals submitted to the local authorities. In addition, students will participate in consultations with decision makers at local and county level.
A media literacy initiative and an awareness raising campaign on the importance of civic involvement will support students in their local projects, but will also have the role of raising awareness among the general public about this topic and promoting students’ projects among other students, young people and adults.
The project is implemented by the Intercultural Institute Timisoara in partnership with the Association for Solidarity, Culture, Education and Development (ASCED) from Ramnicu Sarat and The Human Rights Academy from Oslo, Norway and benefits from a 99,900 euros grant from Active Citizens Fund Romania, programme funded by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA Grants Grants 2014 -2021. The content of this website does not necessarily reflect the official position of the EEA and Norway Grants 2014-2021; for more information visit www.eeagrants.org. More details about Active Citizens Fund Romania are available at www.activecitizensfund.ro.